Iranian girls beat up cleric after he warns them to cover up
Reuters PhotoTwo girls recently gave a religious official a beating in a small town in Iran after he admonished them to cover up properly, CNN reported late yesterday.
According to the semi-official Mehr News Agency, the cleric, Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti, claimed he had politely warned one of the girls to better cover herself and was told in return to "cover [his] eyes."
Beheshti warned the girl to cover herself for a second time after which the girl and her friend responded violently, hitting and kicking the cleric.
Beheshti was hospitalized following the attack.
The cleric will not press charges against the girls, CNN reported.